Today:- Dimapur,June – Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy who is in Nagaland to be part of the International Yoga Day (IYD) on June 21 said that the BJP-led NDA government has been taking serious steps to address the issues of the North East, especially Nagaland. He said the Central government has made it clear that the North East region would get top most priority, as ministers have been assigned to look into social and economic infrastructure development.
Briefing media persons here at Police House, Chumukedima on Tuesday, Rudy said he was assigned to be part of the International Yoga Day programme to be held at Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur from 8.30 a.m. organized by Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Ayush.
All the union ministers have been assigned to different state capitals and important locations to take part in the IYD, which also coincides with the culmination of the events marking BJP led NDA’s three years in office, he added.
Highlighting major policies of the government, Rudy informed that the present government was absolutely focused on improving the lives of the down-trodden, under privileged, person with disabilities, unemployed, farmers etc.
He added that Central Government had launched almost 100 schemes across the country which had benefitted “the last man”.
On the programmes taken up by Skill ministry, Rudy disclosed that 22,000 fresh youths would be given training under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana which is a 100 percent funded scheme covered by the Centre. He said the ministry was also in the process of setting up two ITI locations at Kiphire and Longleng which would be taken up once the state government provides land.
Answering to a question on the preparation of BJP for the state election in the state, Rudy said it has been a challenge but the growth graph across the country has proven since the party had formed government in 13 states and even in the municipal elections held across the country.
On being asked if the beef ban would in any way affect the image of the party, Rudy answered that people have to adhere to what the constitution says, he added, “We cannot control the taste brand of the individuals and we have to respect the faith and practices of each and every individual. We have to respect it and allow the rule of the land.”
Answering to a question on the recent remark made by BJP national president on Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi which created a huge uproar across the country, Rudy said the whole issue was misinterpreted.
Meanwhile, Rajiv Pratap Rudy on twitter said he was proud to be the first minister to visit women ITI in Dimapur. “Great enthusiasm amongst youths for training to get better options in life, Rudy said on twitter.
The minister, who also visited the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra in Dimapur, said Northeast region has potential for producing outstanding skilled manpower. “Met bright students of ITI Dimapur. @PMOIndia envisaged that India should to be known for ITIs. Such students will surely make our path easy,” he stated.
Rudy meets Acharya
Earlier, when Rudy met Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya at the Airport lounge, Dimapur, the minister discussed the progress of work in the state under the scheme “Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in NE States & Sikkim” and other schemes under skill development mission. They also discussed about the current ground situation of setting up of skill development institutions in Nagaland.
Rudy said: “We have seen huge potential and dedication in the youth of Nagaland and have already realized that they have great entrepreneurial skills. We will work closely with the Government of Nagaland to bring scale and speed to our programs here and create avenues for growth for the youth of this State.”
Acharya appeals: Nagaland governor P.B. Acharya has appealed to the people of Nagaland to participate in the International Yoga Day, which would be celebrated on June 21. In his message through PRO, Acharya expressed hope that the great movement initiated by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi would continue to promote a healthy mind and body.